Richard MARCEAU

MARCEAU, Richard, LL.B.

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Charlesbourg (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Charlesbourg--Jacques-Cartier (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Charlesbourg (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 133 of 133)


September 29, 1997

Mr. Richard Marceau

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his question. The Government of Quebec was the first government in Canada to recognize the existence of the aboriginal nations. We are proud to have done so. We continue to extend our friendship to the aboriginal people.

My dream of a sovereign Quebec is a Quebec nation working in partnership with the Canadian nation and in a partnership with the aboriginal nations of Quebec. Dealing with the Canadian people, Quebec people and the aboriginal peoples equally in that triangle is the key to the future of Quebec, Canada and the aboriginal people.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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September 29, 1997

Mr. Richard Marceau

Mr. Speaker, had I rewritten the question to please myself, I would not have written it differently.

I believe that there are some things that must be made very clear. We are now speaking about the people of Quebec, a very inclusive concept that includes francophones, anglophones, allophones and the first nations. The advocates of partition are the ones who are using exclusive terms and who are dangerous.

We have long accepted that all Quebec's anglophones and allophones form part of the people of Quebec. Partitioners are the ones who have decided to equate national or ethnic boundaries with political boundaries. The Quebec we dream of and want to build will be inclusive and will include the people of all nations and all the immigrants who come here in search of freedom.

You may rely on the Bloc Quebecois to make of Quebec a people who are open-minded, tolerant and generous, and not an ethnic group, as certain people would have us believe.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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